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St. Louis Commercial Real Estate Summit: More than 150 pack the house

The St. Louis Commercial Real Estate Summit held Oct. 19 attracted a full house. The St. Louis Commercial Real Estate Summit held Oct. 19 attracted a full house.
The Downtown and Suburban Development panel focused on game-changing projects hitting the St. Louis market. Speaking on this panel were Ryan Carlie, senior real estate manager with Opus Development Co., LLC; Phil Hulse, founder and managing principal of Green Street St. Louis; moderator Dean Burns, senior vice president of Gundaker Commercial Group; and Colleen O'Neil, managing director of City Foundry STL. The Downtown and Suburban Development panel focused on game-changing projects hitting the St. Louis market. Speaking on this panel were Ryan Carlie, senior real estate manager with Opus Development Co., LLC; Phil Hulse, founder and managing principal of Green Street St. Louis; moderator Dean Burns, senior vice president of Gundaker Commercial Group; and Colleen O'Neil, managing director of City Foundry STL.
The St. Louis market update panel featured plenty of good news regarding both the city of St. Louis and its suburban neighbors. Speaking on this panel were Jon Hinds, first vice president with CBRE; Geoffrey Orf, senior vice president with Colliers International; Dan Dokovic, managing principal with Bamboo Equity Partners; moderator James Fredericks, partner with Armstrong Teasdale LLP; Scott Dunwoody, director with Cushman & Wakefield; and Tim Lawlor, vice president with Balke Brown Transwestern. The St. Louis market update panel featured plenty of good news regarding both the city of St. Louis and its suburban neighbors. Speaking on this panel were Jon Hinds, first vice president with CBRE; Geoffrey Orf, senior vice president with Colliers International; Dan Dokovic, managing principal with Bamboo Equity Partners; moderator James Fredericks, partner with Armstrong Teasdale LLP; Scott Dunwoody, director with Cushman & Wakefield; and Tim Lawlor, vice president with Balke Brown Transwestern.
Josh Purvis, managing partner with Watermark Residential; Andrea Kendrick, senior director with Berkadia; Jim Wickenhauser, senior vice president with Q10/Triad Capital Advisors, Inc.; moderator Thomas Bene, chief financial officer with Environmental Operations, Inc.; and Matt Bukhshtaber, executive vice president with CBRE. Josh Purvis, managing partner with Watermark Residential; Andrea Kendrick, senior director with Berkadia; Jim Wickenhauser, senior vice president with Q10/Triad Capital Advisors, Inc.; moderator Thomas Bene, chief financial officer with Environmental Operations, Inc.; and Matt Bukhshtaber, executive vice president with CBRE.
Members of CREW St. Louis celebrate a successful conference. Members of CREW St. Louis celebrate a successful conference.

A full house packed the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac in Frontenac, Missouri, for Midwest Real Estate News’ and REjournals’ first St. Louis Commercial Real Estate Summit. More than 150 CRE pros filled the seats to hear the top names in commercial real estate discuss the busy St. Louis commercial real estate market

And what did these pros here? Only that each commercial sector – industrial, retail, office and multifamily – is evolving in the St. Louis area. And with this evolution comes business, often big business.

As with most Midwest markets, both industrial and multifamily are busy in the St. Louis area. The industrial market is an especially tight one, with modern industrial space difficult to find. And the multitfamily market? The demand for renting is still strong, encouraging developers to invest in new apartment projects throughout the St. Louis area.

The St. Louis retail market does face challenges, as does physical retail across the country. But the speakers at the summit did say that retailers here are adapting and getting creative, all in an effort to beat back the threat of online shopping.

And the office market? That’s a steady one here, with suburban Clayton, Missouri, an especially strong hub for office activity.